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International Primary Care Association

Clinical Focus Volume 7 N1

Volume 7 Issue 1 - 2013

The aim of this article is to provide up-to-date guidelines and information on the management of type 2 diabetes in primary care, focusing on aspects of blood pressure, lipids, antiplatelet therapy and glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes

Problematic sleep is a widespread issue and insomnia is the commonest complaint. The diagnosis of insomnia requires thorough history-taking and management should always include education about adopting suitable sleep hygiene measures and psycholological approaches before prescribing hypnotic medication. Untreated insomnia frequently becomes chronic, is a risk factor for mood disorders and can prove challenging to treat effectively.

Haematuria is a common symptom and in some patients it is the first symptom of urological cancer. It is therefore important to investigate it promptly in such cases. There are, of course, many other causes of haematuria, some urological, some nephrological. This article aims to give clear guidance on how to manage these patients.

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